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Moving Working Families Forward - Third Way Policies That Can Work (Paperback): Robert Cherry Moving Working Families Forward - Third Way Policies That Can Work (Paperback)
Robert Cherry; As told to Robert I. Lerman
R481 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R68 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Cherry and Lerman have written a compelling book that challenges the orthodoxies of both the political `left' and `right', and that promotes a set of policies to improve the economic status of lower-to-middle income working families. All who care about the well-being of working families will learn a great deal from their analysis." -Harry Holzer, Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University "Offers highly sophisticated proposals for helping working families advance in the wake of welfare reform. Cherry and Lerman are very expert, and they write very well."-Lawrence M. Mead, Professor of Politics and Public Policy, New York University Even as our political system remains deeply divided between right and left, there is a clear yearning for a more moderate third way that navigates an intermediate position to address the most pressing issues facing the United States today. Moving Working Families Forward points to a Third Way between liberals and conservatives, combining a commitment to government expenditures that enhance the incomes of working families while recognizing that concerns for program effectiveness, individual responsibility, and underutilization of market incentives are justified. Robert Cherry and Robert Lerman provide the context to understand the distinctive qualities of Third Way policies, focusing on seven areas that substantially affect working families: immigration, race and gender earnings disparities, education, housing, strengthening partnerships, and federal taxes. Balancing empirical studies with voices of working class people, they offer an important perspective on how public policies should be changed. A timely approach, Moving Working Families Forward makes policy recommendations that are both practical and transformative.

Journeys Through Mental Illness - Client Experiences and Understandings of Mental Distress (Paperback, New): Juliet Foster Journeys Through Mental Illness - Client Experiences and Understandings of Mental Distress (Paperback, New)
Juliet Foster
R720 R662 Discovery Miles 6 620 Save R58 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Mental health problems, and the way we understand them, are a perennial source of fascination, but there is a surprising gap in the literature when it comes to mental health service clients' own understandings of mental ill health. At a time when service users' perspectives are increasingly recognised in healthcare, this seminal book highlights the importance of clients' perceptions of all aspects of mental illness. It examines the implications of these understandings, especially in relation to clients' relationships with services.

The Foundations of the Welfare State (Hardcover): Robert E. Goodin, Deborah Mitchell The Foundations of the Welfare State (Hardcover)
Robert E. Goodin, Deborah Mitchell
R15,152 Discovery Miles 151 520 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This three-volume compendium reproduces all the key texts on the welfare state - its rise and fall, its varying rationales and instrumentalities, its different forms in different periods and different places. Political history and social theory are interspersed with sociology and economics, and neo-liberal analyses sit alongside socialist and feminist ones, making for an invigorating blend of opposing perspectives. Anglo-American experiences are contrasted not just with those of Germany and Scandinavia but also with Japan and Taiwan, Italy and Hungary, Australia and South Asia, thus highlighting the many distinct styles of welfare states and the distinctive social, economic, political and cultural forces driving them. The juxtaposition of all the standard texts alongside many others which are deeply revealing but virtually unknown makes this an indispensable reference source for all serious students of the welfare state.

Economic Welfare (Hardcover): Tyler Cowen Economic Welfare (Hardcover)
Tyler Cowen
R6,612 Discovery Miles 66 120 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Economic Welfare presents an important collection of leading writings in the fields of policy evaluation. The volume focuses on the conceptual issues behind welfare economics, drawing upon contributions from economics, moral philosophy and social philosophy. The selected readings are designed to present the case both for and against extant approaches to economic welfare. Modern welfare economics comprises three contrasting approaches. Pure Paretianism focuses on cases where everyone is made better off or worse off. This approach commands broad (although not universal) assent but does not apply to most real world choices. Cost-benefit analysis does most of the practical work for economic policy evaluation, but does not offer fully sound foundations. Newer approaches treat economic welfare as either cardinal or measurable in nature, often dropping the traditional strictures against interpersonal utility comparisons. This collection brings together these three approaches, examines their strengths and weaknesses and asks whether they share a common future. Economic Welfare will provide an indispensable reference source for students, academics and practitioners.

Globalization and the Welfare State (Hardcover): Ramesh Mishra Globalization and the Welfare State (Hardcover)
Ramesh Mishra
R2,045 Discovery Miles 20 450 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Does globalization mean a race to the bottom in social standards and the inevitable decay of the welfare state? Ramesh Mishra - a leading authority on social policy - examines the implications of globalization in respect of social policy and social standards in advanced industrial countries. Globalization is a form of international neo-liberalism supported by the United States, world markets and organizations such as the IMF and OECD, whose policies are becoming increasingly influential and are putting nation states under pressure to reduce social standards. In this book Ramesh Mishra considers the impact of globalization on full employment and the labour market, income distribution, taxation and social protection in developed capitalist countries. He argues that social standards have declined far more in English speaking countries than in continental Europe and Japan, and that globalization is as much a political and ideological phenomenon as it is economic. In conclusion, Professor Mishra argues the case for a transnational approach to social policy to ensure that social standards rise in line with economic growth. Globalization and the Welfare State is highly accessible and will be welcomed by students and scholars of social policy, social work, political science and sociology as well as by policymakers in international organizations and government.

The Welfare State in Europe - Challenges and Reforms (Hardcover): Marco Buti, Daniele Franco, Lucio R. Pench The Welfare State in Europe - Challenges and Reforms (Hardcover)
Marco Buti, Daniele Franco, Lucio R. Pench
R3,256 Discovery Miles 32 560 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book analyses the main problems in the functioning of the welfare state and possible actions for its reform. Focusing on the European Union, it looks at the achievements of and challenges to the welfare state as we enter the 21st century. The authors consider the general problem of redistribution and how to make it more efficient, by reducing huge benefits and tax disincentives that individuals encounter in different life periods or life choices. In addition, they analyse issues such as: * economic effects of the welfare state * mechanisms for improving incentives in the welfare state * implications of Economic and Monetary Union for the welfare state * options in pension funding * impact of ageing on the pensions systems in the European Union * detailed projections of social expenditure The Welfare State in Europe will be essential reading for those working in the areas of public administration and finance, European studies, social policy, economics and political science. In its provision of policy suggestions it will also be welcomed by policymakers and government advisers.

Death of a Nation (Hardcover): Dinesh D'Souza Death of a Nation (Hardcover)
Dinesh D'Souza 1
R545 R400 Discovery Miles 4 000 Save R145 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Adoption: The Continuing Debate (Paperback): Patricia Morgan Adoption: The Continuing Debate (Paperback)
Patricia Morgan
R145 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R13 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Economic Welfare: Concepts and Measurement (Hardcover): John Creedy Economic Welfare: Concepts and Measurement (Hardcover)
John Creedy
R8,560 Discovery Miles 85 600 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In conducting a rational analysis of public policy, it is very important to quantify the extent of costs and benefits to individuals resulting from changes in taxes and the price level. Economists seek to provide a money measure of the changing welfare facing different types of individuals. There has been a great deal of research activity in this central area of economics in recent years. Economic Welfare: Concepts and Measurement is a two volume collection of the most important previously published papers on economic welfare, supplemented by a lengthy introduction by the editor which defines the basic concepts and places the contributions in context. Topics covered include: the basic concepts of welfare change and excess burden; approximations and marginal changes; marginal welfare cost and cost of funds; empirical measurement.

Social Work Practice in Community-Based Health Care (Hardcover): Marcia Egan, Goldie Kadushin Social Work Practice in Community-Based Health Care (Hardcover)
Marcia Egan, Goldie Kadushin
R3,273 Discovery Miles 32 730 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Make sure your practice skills are up-to-date with the changes brought on by managed care As a result of escalating costs, the focus of health care in the United States has shifted from inpatient, hospital-based care to outpatient care in the community. Social Work Practice in Community-Based Health Care is a comprehensive guide to the knowledge and skills needed to provide effective and efficient practice within a managed-care context that's focused on a diversified, aging consumer population and high-risk health conditions. This unique book examines the essential elements of community health practice, including logic modeling for planning and evaluation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the use of technology and telemedicine in social work practice. Social Work Practice in Community-Based Health Care presents practical information for social workers in the wake of the insertion of managed care as a "third party" to the relationship between physicians and their patients, and advances in medical care that are transforming previously acute and life-threatening illnesses to chronic conditions. The book offers a critical analysis of available research and model service delivery innovations, applying evidence-based practice to case studies in a style that's easily accessible to practitioners, administrators, supervisors, and social work students. The book also includes glossaries at the end of each chapter and appendices that analyze online resources and address cultural background assessment questions. Topics discussed in Social Work Practice in Community-Based Health Care include: the revolution in funding and delivery evolving trends and healthcare needs of the consumer population a conceptual framework for culturally competent practice the nature of social work in ambulatory health a brief history of healthcare social work emerging practice settings the use of new communication technologies in practice methods for evaluating direct practice ethical considerations current community-based programs for culturally diverse and at-risk populations and much more Social Work Practice in Community-Based Health Care is an important resource for social work practitioners, academics, and students.

The Pocketbook Guide to Mental Health Act Assessments (Paperback, 2nd edition): Claire Barcham The Pocketbook Guide to Mental Health Act Assessments (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Claire Barcham
R585 R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 Save R43 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Claire Barcham is a registered social worker with over 20 years' experience, including practicing as an ASW/AMHP since 1996 and regularly providing training in this and other areas of social work practice. *** Fully revised and updated, the new edition of this handy pocketbook provides key advice for busy social work practitioners on the day-to-day aspects of using and applying the Mental Health Act. The practitioner will find this guide invaluable for quickly finding the information they need to set up, undertake and complete an assessment under the Mental Health Act. The new edition features: * Up-to-date information reflecting the revised Mental Health Act Code of Practice, Reference Guide and case law * New advice on integrating the concept of Deprivation of Liberty in decision making during Mental Health Act Assessments * Points to watch out for when assessing homeless people, and young people experiencing mental health problems * New guidance on joint working with the police, particularly in relation to section 135 * An expanded chapter focusing on using compulsion in the community, aimed at helping practitioners understand and use all available frameworks, including the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards * Key points of law, highlights from the Code of Practice, checklists, flow charts and reminders provide clear and unambiguous guidance throughout This practical guide is not only suitable for new and experienced AMHPs, but also health professionals, the police and those considering studying for AMHP status. *** *This book forms part of a series of pocketbooks for social workers. These compact guides are written in an accessible and to-the-point style to help the busy practitioner locate the information they need as and when they need it-all bound up in A5 and under! The pocketbooks explore key practical skills involved in such areas as mental capacity, report writing and assessment.* 'This book is an invaluable guide through the Mental Health Act Assessment maze. AMHPs and others will find the common issues and dilemmas (and many of the less common ones) discussed in a refreshingly straightforward and easy-to-understand manner. Claire's extensive AMHP experience leaps off the page ... I unhesitatingly recommend it'. Steve Benson, AMHP Training Lead, Bradford Council, UK 'I would wholeheartedly recommend this book as a useful resource not just for AMHPs, but also for AMHP trainees, social work and mental health nursing students, nurses, police, service users, and indeed anyone with a personal or professional interest in mental health and the Mental Health Act'. Steve Matthews (The Masked AMHP) AMHP and Practice Consultant, University of East Anglia, UK

Persistent Disparity - Race and Economic Inequality in the United States Since 1945 (Paperback, New edition): William A.... Persistent Disparity - Race and Economic Inequality in the United States Since 1945 (Paperback, New edition)
William A. Darity, Samuel L. Myers
R757 Discovery Miles 7 570 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Persistent Disparity provides a comprehensive examination of the magnitude and scope of racial economic disparity in the United States. The authors directly assess the extent of black economic progress in the US since World War II and address the controversy of whether the racial income gap is closing or widening as America approaches the 21st century. Darity and Myers explicitly make the connection between what the theory of racial inequality espouses and corresponding policy recommendations for remedying such disparity such as affirmative action and reparations. The authors challenge the cultural-genetic explanation and advance a new theoretical explanation that incorporates a more expansive characterization of the nature and role of discrimination. They also conclude that conventional anti-discrimination efforts are unlikely to be sufficient to close the gap. This book will be essential reading for anyone interested in US social and economic history, political economy, African-American studies, and public policy.

Violence Risk - Assessment and Management - Advances Through Structured Professional Judgement and Sequential Redirections... Violence Risk - Assessment and Management - Advances Through Structured Professional Judgement and Sequential Redirections (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Christopher D. Webster, Quazi Haque, Stephen J. Hucker
R776 R609 Discovery Miles 6 090 Save R167 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This expanded and updated new edition reflects the growing importance of the structured professional judgement approach to violence risk assessment and management. It offers comprehensive guidance on decision-making in cases where future violence is a potential issue. * Includes discussion of interventions based on newly developed instruments * Covers policy standards developed since the publication of the first edition * Interdisciplinary perspective facilitates collaboration between professionals * Includes contributions from P.Randolf Kropp, R. Karl Hanson, Mary-Lou Martin, Alec Buchanan and John Monahan

Understanding Advocacy for Children and Young People (Paperback, Ed): Jane Boylan, Jane Dalrymple Understanding Advocacy for Children and Young People (Paperback, Ed)
Jane Boylan, Jane Dalrymple
R675 R625 Discovery Miles 6 250 Save R50 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

""A welcome contribution not only towards the development of advocacy policy and practice with children and young people across the UK and further afield but also towards the wider field of furthering children and young people's participation, individually and collectively in decisions affecting them. The authors ... deftly combine ... very pertinent theoretical perspectives with case studies and practical illustrations of how ... discourses play out in the real world of children and young people's lives. In so doing the book provides a powerful and timely reminder to practitioners, policy makers and commissioners of the importance of critical reflective practice in understanding the dynamics at play."
Anne Crowley, Assistant Director (Policy and Research), Save the Children UK"

""This book is a serious read for anyone interested in the development of children's rights and advocacy. It has been thoroughly researched by two of the most highly respected commentators on the subject, and represents an authoritative and comprehensive guide. I would especially commend it to policy makers as providing a realistic account of what sometimes prevents good children's rights and advocacy practice, and for tackling very real and contentious issues such as 'best interest' principles getting in the way of giving full expression of children's own views."
Mike Lindsay, National Co-ordinator of Children's Rights Alliance for England"

""The authors of this most instructive new book see the 'radical potential' of advocacy to promote the voice and agency of the young ... This is a significant book ... It should prove useful to students of social work, law, and pre-eminently of children's rights. It is not an easy read, but it is well worth engaging with."
Children and Society, Vol 24. 2010"

Presenting children and young people's advocacy as an exciting, radical and constantly developing way of working, Boylan and Dalrymple explore its controversial and challenging nature through a comprehensive examination of the theory and practice of advocacy. Readers are invited to consider advocacy as a powerful tool for promoting change in attitudes towards children and young people. The development of meaningful participation in decision making and systemic change in the provision of services for children and young people is identified as key to this process.

While advocacy now has a higher profile within health, welfare and education services, the authors argue for critical engagement with the dilemmas and paradoxes it continues to present. More traditional ways of advocacy practice are evaluated alongside newer approaches such as non-instructed advocacy and e-advocacy. Key issues explored include: An historical overview of advocacy within professional practice The development of independent advocacy The contested nature of advocacy Children and young people's participation Forms and models for the provision of advocacy The relationship between advocacy and anti-oppressive practice The authors draw on their own research and the experiences of young people, advocates and professionals working with children and young people to examine key messages and debates that have emerged. Case examples are used to illustrate advocacy dilemmas in a range of settings.

"Understanding Advocacy for Children and Young People" is an essential text for advocates and professionals working with children and young people. It is also suitable as a key resource for health and social care practitioners, educators, commissioners and policy makers.

The Political Economy of the New Deal (Hardcover): Jim F. Couch, William F. Shughart The Political Economy of the New Deal (Hardcover)
Jim F. Couch, William F. Shughart
R2,237 Discovery Miles 22 370 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Political Economy of the New Deal explores the political and economic forces that shaped the highly uneven distribution of federal emergency relief spending during the Great Depression. It presents new empirical evidence on the Roosevelt administration's response to the Great Depression, and shows how this was influenced more by presidential politics than by the plight of the unemployed millions. The authors apply public choice theory to data produced by the Roosevelt administration to produce an empirical model of New Deal spending decisions. It reassesses the role played by politics in shaping the policies adopted by the New Dealers through a detailed analysis of the distribution of federal emergency relief funds. The authors present new econometric evidence supporting the idea that President Roosevelt used the New Deal to buy electoral votes. They suggest that states with healthier economies attracted disproportionately larger shares of the federal government's relief funds simply because they could afford the programs' costs; and that states whose citizens were in greatest economic need were required to bear more of the cost of financing projects. The results from this analysis suggest that while economic need was certainly not ignored, political considerations dominated the distribution of New Deal dollars. This book examines the origins of the modern American welfare state from a public choice perspective and will be of great interest to economists and political scientists, as well as those interested in the economic history of the United States.

Disabled Children in a Society at War - A casebook from Bosnia (Paperback): Rachel Hastie Disabled Children in a Society at War - A casebook from Bosnia (Paperback)
Rachel Hastie
R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This casebook analyzes the lessons for working with disabled children learned from a programme initiated by Oxfam at the height of the civil war in Bosnia. Disabled children in Eastern Europe were traditionally cared for in centralized institutions which were run by State-paid professionals. When State services began to break down under pressure of war, Oxfam assumed responsibility for one such centre in Tuzla. The emphasis of the centre gradually evolved from the provision of clinical services to the integration of the children into the local community - this approach slowly won the support of the local authorities. The project has now become regarded as a model and this book is designed for planners and project officers in non-government development organizations. The three major themes examined are: development in conflict - how is it possible to work on long-term social development projects in an unstable society?; disability in conflict - when war politisizes disability, how does this affect different groups of disabled people?; and the social model of disability in a post-communist society - what happens when the western European approach to disability is introduced into a State which is still making the transition from the collectivist values of communism?

Level 3 Diploma Children and Young People's Workforce (Early Learning and Childcare) Candidate Handbook (Paperback): Penny... Level 3 Diploma Children and Young People's Workforce (Early Learning and Childcare) Candidate Handbook (Paperback)
Penny Tassoni, Kate Beith, Kath Bulman, Sue Griffin; Edited by Maureen Smith 1
R867 Discovery Miles 8 670 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

* Includes full explanation of the requirements and terminology of the new Level 3 qualification, so learners and tutors can feel confident that they are fully supported. * Written by Penny Tassoni and a team of expert childcare tutors and trainers, so you can be sure that content is reliable , relevant and of the highest quality . * Contains a CD-ROM which includes bonus content of short video clips to bring selected topics to life. * New 'Working Life' feature pages help learners relate knowledge to their own settings.

Economics and Social Justice - Essays on Power, Labor and Institutional Change (Hardcover): David M. Gordon Economics and Social Justice - Essays on Power, Labor and Institutional Change (Hardcover)
David M. Gordon; Volume editing by Thomas E Weisskopf, Samuel Bowles
R3,368 Discovery Miles 33 680 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

David Gordon was a pioneer in the burgeoning field of institutional growth economics, introducing the concept of a `social structure of accumulation', and richly illustrating its usefulness with both econometric and historical studies. Gordon also helped to develop the theory of segmented labor markets and contributed to the econometric and historical analysis of their evolution. This authoritative collection of his most influential works - selected and introduced by his two closest collaborators - embraces the full range of his lifelong scholarly endeavor to deploy modern economic reasoning in the cause of social justice. The work opens with an introduction and overview of David Gordon's career and published work. This is followed by his major essays on a great variety of topics, including the economics of crime, urban history, wage stagnation in the US economy, the organization of work, the `top-heavy' modern corporation, the social and institutional determinants of productivity growth and the globalization of economic life, as well as labor market segmentation and the social structure of accumulation. Gordon's synthesis of questions of neo-Marxian and more conventional provenance, and his integration of historical and econometric methods in providing answers, makes Economics and Social Justice a unique and intellectually rewarding analysis of contemporary capitalism.

Enterprise and the Welfare State (Paperback, New edition): Martin Rein, Eskil Wadensjo Enterprise and the Welfare State (Paperback, New edition)
Martin Rein, Eskil Wadensjo
R777 Discovery Miles 7 770 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The economic demands of an ageing population, coupled with the crisis of public spending pose one of the greatest challenges to social policy in both the East and West. This book focuses on the political economy of pensions, particularly on the interaction between private and state provision. Enterprise and the Welfare State argues that there is more to welfare than simply provision by the state and so the focus of this book is on the welfare society rather than the welfare state. This requires a new system of statistical accounting and a different focus for case studies. A multidisciplinary approach is used to examine the design of the pensions system in nine countries with different institutional welfare mixes. Using a common conceptual framework, it compares and contrasts the goals and realities of the welfare systems in France, Germany, The Netherlands and Sweden, where strong occupational pensions are in operation, with the more modest welfare states in Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Each country case study provides a grounded analysis of the evolution of pension design and traces the impact of the policies on the economic well-being of the aged and the performance of the economy. It offers new data on the level of spending of enterprise based occupational pensions and examines the implications for redistribution resulting from changes in the design of state and occupational pensions. This book will be essential reading for academics, students and public policymakers interested in the economics of welfare, social policy and the future of pension provision.

The Political Economy of Population Ageing (Hardcover, illustrated edition): William A. Jackson The Political Economy of Population Ageing (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
William A. Jackson
R2,049 Discovery Miles 20 490 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Population ageing has been the subject of much discussion in recent years, often expressed in alarmist language that advocates evasive policy action to avert an imminent demographic crisis. This forward-looking book evaluates the debates surrounding population ageing and offers a more optimistic outlook on its effect on the economy. William Jackson initially considers general theoretical approaches to population ageing, particularly in relation to the rising dependency burden. He then goes on to examine traditional topics such as employment, productivity, pensions and social security, along with less traditional topics such as informal care, within the context of long-run structural changes. The author draws on an extensive range of economic literature and considers neoclassical arguments before analysing the issue from a non-neoclassical economic, social gerontological and sociological perspective. He maintains that conventional economic theory tends to overstate the effects of population ageing on the economy. Thus, he argues that while population ageing is a complex issue requiring some policy adjustments, it is a less acute problem than is suggested in popular and academic discussion. This book will be of great importance to scholars and students with an interest in population economics and the economics of social policy.

People's Pension - The Struggle to Defend Social Security Since Reagan (Paperback, New): Eric Laursen People's Pension - The Struggle to Defend Social Security Since Reagan (Paperback, New)
Eric Laursen
R544 R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Save R103 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

With 95% of Americans involved in the program, Social Security is the 'glue' that binds the US together. The 2012 election promises to be a referendum on the size and role of government. Arguing to democratise, not disable the Social Security program, Eric Laursen suggests that the only future for it is to remove it from government hands altogether.

Understanding and Responding to Autism, The SPELL Framework Self-study Guide (2nd edition) - A self-study guide for use in... Understanding and Responding to Autism, The SPELL Framework Self-study Guide (2nd edition) - A self-study guide for use in social, education, health and employment settings (Paperback, 2nd Adapted edition)
Dr Julie Beadle-Brown, Richard Mills
R873 Discovery Miles 8 730 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This self-study guide provides a self-study route through the SPELL framework and supporting people on the autistic spectrum using a person-centred approach that also promotes neurodiversity. The book guides the reader through the materials and when to watch particular videos and do the various exercises and activities. A copy of the book is also included in the Understanding and Responding to Autism: The SPELL Framework 2nd edition Training Pack as it mirrors the trainer's script from the pack and provides the background information needed to run the training, provided in a convenient format. It includes audio files, videos and exercises to promote independent thinking and learning. The aim is to promote understanding of autism and to help people provide person-centred support to children and adults on the autism spectrum. This revision will elaborate on the SPELL framework as a way to both understand and support children and adults on the autism spectrum.

The Craft of Teaching About Families - Strategies and Tools (Hardcover): Deborah L Berke, Steven K Wisensale The Craft of Teaching About Families - Strategies and Tools (Hardcover)
Deborah L Berke, Steven K Wisensale
R3,276 Discovery Miles 32 760 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Learn how to develop and teach effective courses on the vital issues of family lifeThe Craft of Teaching About Families presents a variety of course designs, evaluation methods, and teaching techniques and strategies that can be used to address the complexities of family life. This unique book prepares students for the challenges theyOCOll face as they leave the campus for the classroom, providing them with the problem-solving skills theyOCOll need for success. The bookOCOs contributors?a distinguished panel of family scientists, sociologists, public policy analysts, psychologists, and extension specialists?examine a range of topics, including family law and policy, advocacy, parenting skills, international families, and diversity.One of the few books geared to teaching family studies, particularly family policy and family law, The Craft of Teaching About Families reaffirms the importance of teaching in a time when controversial family issues receive constant attention from the media, the courts, and the legislatures. In addition to articles on family policy, family law, marriage and the family, family interaction and dynamics, and cultural diversity, the book addresses empirical assessments of internships and service learning activities in family-oriented courses, the effectiveness of various teaching strategies, including role-playing, classroom simulations, and Web-based assignments. Divided into three sections for ease of use, The Craft of Teaching About Families examines: "Family Law and Family Policy" how to build writing skills through the preparation of court briefs and policy memos how to use cooperative learning research teams to teach family law how to design better courses by understanding studentsOCO perceptions of family policy issues how cooperative extension can help involve families in the policymaking process"Family Dynamics" how to develop a course in father-daughter relationships how to incorporate parenting education workshops into a parent-child relationship course how to prepare students to become competent multicultural educators how to develop a course on international families from a family strengths perspective how to develop a new framework for teaching family resources management"Teaching Techniques in Family Science" how to incorporate effective role-playing into the syllabus how to use small-group work to create a positive experience in the classroom how to educate future teachers about psychological abuse how to teach students about forgiveness toward those who have hurt them how to analyze the results of service-learning assignments in family diversityThe Craft of Teaching About Families is an essential resource for professionals who teach about individuals and families at any level, in any setting?formal or informal."

Families and Social Policy - National and International Perspectives (Hardcover): Linda Haas, Steven K Wisensale Families and Social Policy - National and International Perspectives (Hardcover)
Linda Haas, Steven K Wisensale
R3,285 Discovery Miles 32 850 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Empirical research that describes ways to best handle social problems concerning families Leading authorities' studies show that from the effects of globalization many social and family problems and their solutions tend to be similar in nations world-wide. Families and Social Policy: National and International Perspectives explores the latest research on the impact of government policy or lack of policy on family life in various developed and developing nations around the world. Leading experts present and analyze strong empirical research on the common issues confronting families caused by effective and ineffective social policies around the world. This text illuminates the many complexities of various problems to shine a valuable light on what may be effective policy for the world. Families and Social Policy presents multiple perspectives on the profound family and social issues triggered by political policies. Timely data-driven research on family policy, welfare, and work policy issues highlight the comparative analyses between nations and common family problems. Family responsibility issues, childcare, and welfare are explored from both micro and macro perspectives. Useful tables clearly present empirical data. Extensive references are provided for each chapter. Topics in Families and Social Policy include: the impact of job loss on families poor families in the welfare system consequences of policies based on false assumptions the impact of globalization on child care the impact of child support and custody laws on fathers fathers and parental leave elder care in government policy government support in family care of dependents a case study for paid leave to care for newborns social policy influence on women's fertility decisions policies supportive of maternal employment a cross-national exploration of family policies leave and daycare policies in Poland and the Czech Republic after the fall of communism childcare policy in Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom Norway's gender equality, work load, and family dynamics policies and the persistent traditional gender divide and more! Families and Social Policy comprehensively examines the effects of the political process on family life in developed and developing nations, making it stimulating, informative reading for upper-level undergraduate students, graduate students, academic researchers, policymakers, journalists, and independent scholars.

Families and Social Policy - National and International Perspectives (Paperback): Linda Haas, Steven K Wisensale Families and Social Policy - National and International Perspectives (Paperback)
Linda Haas, Steven K Wisensale
R1,070 Discovery Miles 10 700 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Empirical research that describes ways to best handle social problems concerning families Leading authorities' studies show that from the effects of globalization many social and family problems and their solutions tend to be similar in nations world-wide. Families and Social Policy: National and International Perspectives explores the latest research on the impact of government policy or lack of policy on family life in various developed and developing nations around the world. Leading experts present and analyze strong empirical research on the common issues confronting families caused by effective and ineffective social policies around the world. This text illuminates the many complexities of various problems to shine a valuable light on what may be effective policy for the world. Families and Social Policy presents multiple perspectives on the profound family and social issues triggered by political policies. Timely data-driven research on family policy, welfare, and work policy issues highlight the comparative analyses between nations and common family problems. Family responsibility issues, childcare, and welfare are explored from both micro and macro perspectives. Useful tables clearly present empirical data. Extensive references are provided for each chapter. Topics in Families and Social Policy include: the impact of job loss on families poor families in the welfare system consequences of policies based on false assumptions the impact of globalization on child care the impact of child support and custody laws on fathers fathers and parental leave elder care in government policy government support in family care of dependents a case study for paid leave to care for newborns social policy influence on women's fertility decisions policies supportive of maternal employment a cross-national exploration of family policies leave and daycare policies in Poland and the Czech Republic after the fall of communism childcare policy in Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom Norway's gender equality, work load, and family dynamics policies and the persistent traditional gender divide and more! Families and Social Policy comprehensively examines the effects of the political process on family life in developed and developing nations, making it stimulating, informative reading for upper-level undergraduate students, graduate students, academic researchers, policymakers, journalists, and independent scholars.

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